NYC Oral History Neighborhood Leaders


Cause Areas


Sat Oct 08, 2016 - Fri Mar 31, 2017


445 5th AvenueNew York, NY 10016


Project Background

The New York Public Library's Community Oral History Project ( is an initiative taking place throughout the NYPL system that aims to document, celebrate, and make accessible the rich history of the city's unique neighborhoods by collecting the stories of people who have experienced it firsthand.

As the project moves into fall 2016, we’ll be documenting stories in Kips Bay and the Lower East Side.

We’re looking for volunteers to help build local collection efforts by facilitating oral history trainings and assisting the project director in engaging volunteers through community events and regular communication.

Please send a brief e-mail of interest (no more than 250 words) to by Monday, September 26th.


  • Program Management
  • Administrative Support
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible

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